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Daily Red Sox Links: Felix Doubront, Jonny Gomes, Xander Bogaerts

Today's links look at Jon Lester's Opening Day performance, David Ortiz's selfie, and Trey Ball's talent.

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2014 will be a big year for Felix Doubront and his future earning potential. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Jonny Gomes got the start yesterday against the right-handed Ubaldo Jimenez, but the plan remains to keep him in a platoon. (Jason Mastrodonato;

Jon Lester showed on Monday that he can hold down the position of staff ace. (Alex Skillin; Fire Brand of the AL)

For Sports on Earth, Jorge Arangure Jr. tells the fascinating story on how Xander Bogaerts came to become a member of the Red Sox organization. (Jorge Arangure Jr.; Sports on Earth)

Speaking of Bogaerts, the young shortstop has quickly become a very popular dude. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

In the most absurd and annoying story of the young season, David Ortiz has denied that his selfie was a promotional tool. (Rob Bradford;

Ian Cundall has scouting reports on two of Boston's youngest and most talented prospects. (Ian Cundall; Sox Prospects)